Shooting this fall in Providence, Rhode Island, The Ten O’clock People is an independent film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story of the same name. The film, a chilling cross between horror and film noir, will offer a 21st century twist to classics like Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Written and directed by E.J. Meyers and starring Jose Gonsalves, Clayton Watson, and Tonia Passow, The Ten O’clock People tells the story of ex-smoker Brandon Pearson (Watson), who thinks he’s finally kicked the habit when he discovers smoking cessation drug Zytex. But when Brandon succumbs to his cravings and tosses the drug, he uncovers a frightening world full of perilous creatures few but he can see.
King’s “The Ten O’clock People” short story was published in 1993 as part of his Nightmares and Dreamscapes collection and is notable for being set in Boston, Massachusetts, instead of King’s typical Maine locale.
Per The Ten O’clock People blog, Spectral Motion, one of the leading makeup and creature effects studios in the industry, is now on board to supply the film with first-rate creature effects. The premier special effects company that blew away moviegoers in Hellboy, Blade 2, and X-Men: First Class will be bringing to life the infamous batmen Stephen King so candidly described in his short story.
Check out the teaser trailer and some concept art below, and for more info visit the official The Ten O’clock People website.
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